The South African National Regulatory Compulsory Specifications (NRCS), formerly known as the Bureau of Standards, has discovered goods which do not comply with set requirements valued at one billion Rand (about 74.2 million US dollars) at the country’s three major ports of entry over the past five years.
This was revealed by the NRCS chief executive officer, Asogan Moodley, at a workshop on Industrialists hosted by Parliament’s Trade and Industry Oversight Committee here Wedesday.
Moodley also revealed that between 2014 and 2015 alone, the NRCS confiscated unsafe products worth more than 500 million Rand.
“From 2009 to 2014 we took away a value of 1.0 billion Rand worth of products from the market place. This is a market value and these products were found to be non-compliant with the requirements, this means in five years we were able to prohibit 1.0 billion Rand worth of products.”
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK